Protective Parenting: 5 Tips for Keeping Children Safe at Home

Home safety is a matter that parents begin to worry about from the very first moment they learn they will have a child. Fortunately, there are a number of actions they can take to make their homes safer and to teach children of every age how to be safe in the home. Here are five areas of home safety that should be on the top of your list to keep your children safe at home every day.

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4 Reasons Children as Young as 7 Years Old Should Visit the Orthodontist

Contributed by Hannah Whittenly 

When you have children, there are all kinds of expenses to keep in mind. One of the biggest is their oral health. Even before their teeth come in, you should be thinking about them getting braces. Here are four reasons children as young as seven should visit the orthodontist.
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Beating Bad Breath: 4 Parenting Tips to Help Your Kids Care for Their Teeth

As a parent, you want to keep your kids as healthy as possible. Their teeth are vital to their health. After all, how will they be able to eat properly or smile without good tooth care? It might be challenging for you to teach your kids about proper care of their teeth. However, it’s definitely achievable. Here are four parenting tips to help your kids care for their teeth.

Emphasize Tooth care

Your kids won’t realize how important tooth care is if you don’t tell them. You can’t be subtle about it either. You need be as clear with them as possible to get them into a regular brushing and flossing regimen. When it’s time for bed, tell them it’s time to brush their teeth and go to bed. This will put the importance of brushing into their minds at an early age. Soon enough, it will become a natural part of their routine without them thinking twice about it.

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Perfect Parenting: 4 Great Christmas Gifts for Kids

Christmas is one of the most special occasions for any child. The anticipation and excitement of receiving gifts can have your kids buzzing. To really make a Christmas special, you need to think of great gifts to give your kids. These are things that will be cherished and enjoyed well after the Christmas season has passed. Here are four great Christmas gifts for kids.

Toys

Toys are part of any great Christmas for a child. They can be all sorts of fun for them to enjoy, whether they’re for indoor or outdoor use. Lots of great memories can be formed from playing with or building these cherished toys. One of the best things to do is get toys based on pop culture characters that your kids love. This lets them bring their love for the characters into your home.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Stay Calm at the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is a very common form of anxiety for children to have. Fear of the dentist may keep some children from getting the dental care they need. If your child gets anxious at the dentist, there are several things you can do to help keep them calm during their visit.

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Thumb-Sucking: Issues and Solutions

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From the moment a child is born, they need comfort to thrive. Whether it be cuddling a favorite stuffed animal, wrapping up in a soft blanket, or popping in a pacifier, children develop a preferred method of soothing themselves. For many, sucking their thumb becomes a natural, easy method of choice. While thumb-sucking during the toddler and early preschool years is not usually a problem, it can have negative consequences if it continues much longer.

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Travel Series: 80 Tips for Traveling with Children (Part 3 of 3)

Guest post contributed by Ollie Birk

It’s finally here! The last episode of the 3 part series.

Here’s the deal: I will be going over some precautions for you to consider before your journey…so you’ll be ready to fly away months before you leave!
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Travel Series: 80 Tips for Traveling with Children (Part 2 of 3)

Guest post contributed by Ollie Birk

Your child’s health is probably top of your list of priorities…And rightly so. Today, in part 2, I will be discussing some tips so you can optimize your child’s health when traveling.

HEALTH

 

SANITIZERS

Airplanes are dirty, and this has even been admitted by air stewards! Bring sanitizer products such as antibacterial wipes to ensure your child’s surroundings are clean and safe. This can prevent any illnesses while on holiday and make your time away a lot easier for yourself.
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Travel Series: 80 Tips for Traveling with Children (Part 1 of 3)

Guest post contributed by Ollie Birk

Are you terrified? Well, you should be…(no, not the dreaded mother in law’s birthday party)…of the thought of your child causing world-crushing rebellion on your flight to your lovely holiday! Which is why in this 3 part blog series I will provide you with some valuable tips on how to keep your flight smooth.

You can wear that ‘S’ on your chest, and let your partner admire while you save the day. You’ll fly like Superman! Now, let’s get the party started!

Disabilities and Special Needs

 
WINGS FOR ALL

Wings For All is a well-respected program for any child with special needs or disability where the act of boarding a plane is rehearsed with professional pilots and flight attendants. This program is designed to give the children experience boarding a plane to help unnerve them during the real event. This should help many parents who can’t take their child on a plane. The program is currently based in the US. However, Manchester Airport in the UK currently leads the way for these types of programs.
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Changing Your Child’s School: How to Make the Transition Easier

Moving to a new school can be difficult for a child, but this is a common and necessary transition that almost all students experience at least once. Maybe your family is moving to a new home in a new city, or perhaps your child’s progress is ahead or behind and the transfer is being made to a school like Kid’s Country Learning Center to accommodate her academic needs. Whatever the reason for this transition, your child will be leaning on you for comfort, strength and stability to let go of the old routine and embrace this new chapter in her life. These four tips can help you provide the support your child needs and to make her school transfer occur smoothly.

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